Thursday, August 18, 2011
The 11th Company Podcast
So while I was doing my weekly search for things that are awesome in the FTW blog sphere so I could do a "Emperor's Chosen" post I ran into a top podcast post by our online friend Sgt Brisbane which you can find here. Its a pretty straight forward post and it shows what our online buddy is listening to on a regular basis and gives us some advice on what we should check out. Pretty simple stuff. I was trying to find a good way to jump into listening to some podcasts and decided this was a great chance to start. I decided to start with the 11th company one based on reading his article.
Holy $hzzz I was disappointed!! Just kidding I just have to write that because if the guys from the 11th company happen to be reading this it makes it funny... at least to me. =P (my sense of humor is dark and dry sometimes. Other times its not appropriate but at least I am always laughing.)
So I started my journey by going to the "I-tunes" the great gateway to all media that Apple has forged on the blood of zune players, and evil back alley contracts with corporations more evil than them. (mainly record companies) and downloaded a few episodes to check it out. Keep in mind that I am currently not a podcast person and don't really know anything about pod casts.
My first impression was Jesus!!! this show is hours long? I had no idea that podcast radio or whatever you call it is such a long show. I just assumed it was a hour or maybe a hour and a half, but no its like a morning radio show that you can listen to at any time during the day... without the annoying callers and fanboys. Although there was someone that won a shirt.. but I don't think he'll ever actually get the shirt? It wasn't bad it was long I was just surprised being new to podcasts.
Anyway the show is fun and light and the guys don't take themselves overly serious which is cool. They talk about 40k through out the entire thing with a wide variety of topics and segments. The blog and the download also gives you nice run down of what to expect as the show goes on..(Blog is now linked in my blog roll) So if you get bored listening to them talk about something that your not in the mood for then you can jump ahead. The guys sound like guys I would game with and wouldn't mind chatting with about things. Also more importantly after listening to them several hours I don't hate them and get angry when they speak. I think that's important in a podcast. =P
The editing sometimes makes me wonder how edited some of the interviews are? Also some of other segments sound like they might be edited a bit which is to be expected, but over all I think its a good show and as I was told no one uses the language my son can't repeat which as a father is a plus. It gives me the option of listening to them while younger people are in the car without having to tell them what words mean that they aren't allowed to say.. Then explaining why they can't say them,, and why these people are saying them. (My usual excuse is they had bad parents and I am awesome) Ahhh Parenting...